Love + Wander has given me so much internet love over the last year and I’m super appreciative. It’s a super rad little blog that’s specifically geared towards celebrating photographers who celebrate life. I’m so thrilled to see this Sonoma Girls’ Trip on their blog last week. Every time some of my work gets published elsewhere, it’s as if I get to relive the day and this was one of my absolute favorite days of 2014.
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Whether you’re putting the icing on the cake of an otherwise amazing day of skiing, or just doing some day drinking in honor of your vacation, here’s a local’s guide to the best happy hours in Tahoe South.
Jimmy’s at The Landing Resort and Spa
Jimmy’s remains one of my favorite places to imbibe in Tahoe and not just because of their new happy hour specials! Happy hour occurs daily from 3-6 pm and features a small plates sample menu from classically trained chef Maria Elia, $8 glasses of the red and white wine of the day, $5 draft beers and $8 margaritas. I love their California twist on Greek cuisine and everything on the menu is stellar. The fig, feta and pear flatbread pizza is not to be missed and the pork belly souvlaki is always a wise choice.
The Chart House
In addition to it’s impeccable views, The Chart House features one of the best happy hours on the lake! Sundays to Fridays from 4:30-6:30 PM, The Chart House offers a variety of $7 martinis, $6 cocktails, $5 wines by the glass, $4 well spirits and $3.25 premium drafts. If that isn’t enough to convince you to stop in, perhaps the $6 Ahi Nachos or $5 calamari small plates will.
After a long day at Heavenly, there is no need to trek far for an exceptional happy hour. Basecamp Pizza is located in the center of the Heavenly Village and features live music almost every day of the week. Happy hour occurs daily from 2:00-6:00 PM and features $5 house wine and $3 drafts. If you’re hungry after shredding all day, look no farther because their happy hour also offers a $12 personal sized pizza and draft beer special!
Azul Latin Kitchen
If pizza isn’t what you are craving, just head around the corner to the Heavenly Village’s newest addition Azul Latin Kitchen. Happy hour happens here daily from 2:00-6:00 PM and features a $5 taco and Tecate special, $5 house margs, $3 draft beers and wells, $1.50 chips and salsa and more. Just a tip though: you must sit in the bar to take advantage of happy hour prices.
After a whirlwind summer of weddings (34 y’all, 34!), I was desperately ready for some R&R around Thanksgiving. With the first big Tahoe snowstorm still on it’s way after the holiday, I found respite in the Amador Wine Country, a favorite haunt of mine due to it’s proximity to the Tahoe area. A short hour and a half drive, and I’m in wine lovers heaven. Here’s a sneak peak of my Amador Portrait Session with Anne. More to come – but now that ski season is under way – it may be a few days….
Until then, here’s Anne.
I was so happy to wake up Wednesday morning to see that the Evalyn Ivy, ran a travel inspiration post featuring my photos as a Sonoma Vacation Photographer. Evalyn Ivy was formerly known as Gent & Beauty and is a prestigious online Skandinavian Style Magazine run by a very fashionable man and wife duo. They provide readers with an “eclectic range of inspiration with all the things [they] love housed under one roof.” I am feeling pretty honored with my inclusion among the beautiful work and photos you’ll find on their website.
Someone recently asked me what my favorite job this year was and this day was it! I had such a wonderful time following these smart fun Texas women around Sonoma as their vacation photographer that I want to do it all over again. I still have a few bottles of wine hanging out in my wine fridge from William Selyem that are just waiting for the right occasion to be consumed!
Big thanks to Evalyn Ivy for sharing my work. You can check out Gent and Beauty’s Travel Inspiration Post featuring my photos via this link. You can also follow them on Instagram.
My friends Tracey and Adam are in Napa this week on vacation, fitting as they were married this very week last year at a private estate there and hired me as their Napa wedding photographer. Tracey and Adam found me on Thumbtack and to this day, I feel so fortunate to have them in my lives. They are vivacious, fun, wine-loving people destined for a life of win and awesome. I’m thrilled that as an extra little anniversary present (as if a return trip to Napa wasn’t enough), Borrowed and Blue Napa featured their wedding on their blog!
Head over to Borrowed and Blue Napa via this link to see Tracey and Adam’s intimate Napa wedding featured.
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I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for this amazing relaxed camp wedding in the wine country of Amador County to get published by Rustic Wedding Chic! Rebeca and Ryan’s wedding was so wonderful, from the venue, which was both remote and intimate, to the wedding pie, to the couple themselves.
The wedding was a three day event atRancho Cicada Retreat in the Amador County wine country, in Plymouth, CA. Rancho Cicada Retreat is unbelievably stunning and feels a bit like being at summer camp. With lush lawns, overhanging trees, a babbling brook and all their friends camping onsite, the event was exactly what they intended it to be: exceedingly comfortable, rustic, simple and sweet.
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This was the best job ever.
I had so much fun with these ladies.
How about more people hire me to photograph their day wine tasting? Please and thank you.
Big thanks to Trueblu who agrees that these girls know how to vacation properly. You can also follow Trueblue on Facebook, Pinterst, Instagram and Twitter.